Plumber/General Maintenance Worker

Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Plumber/General Maintenance Worker.  The position is a full-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor. The Physical Plant Department is responsible for the operations and maintenance, renovations, and construction of all buildings, grounds, and utilities of the College. These services are provided to develop and maintain a functional, attractive and safe environment conducive to learning and to support the College’s tradition of excellence. The Department has dedicated, professional staff trained in every principle trade required to provide these services and/or to oversee contracted services that the Department does not directly provide.

The Plumber/General Maintenance Worker will perform routine maintenance and repair on all campus plumbing and drainage systems.  Including but not limited to:  bathroom fixtures,faucets,Indirect/direct hot water tanks,mixing valves,pressure reducing valves,hot water boiler systems,circulating pumps, water softening systems, building sprinkler systems, Pool management and testing, filters, drinking fountains/bottle fill stations etc.       

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to provide journeyman-level plumbing support for both maintenance/repair and renovation/alteration of college facilities. High school diploma, or equivalent, and five years’ experience in the plumbing trade or related field are required (ten years’ experience may be substituted for education). Experience in commercial, institutional and/or industrial systems is preferred.  Certification in pool maintenance preferred but not required.

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.  

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.


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